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america. >> it has got to be tackled, and all areas. a proper debate. my argument is, politicians here don't want to have this debate. >> well, they have to. they have to. you have to have a congressman like jerry nadler on today, you have to have a republican congressman step up, get together. this has to be taken care of, we can't talk about it anymore, we have to start doing things in america. >> listen, thank you all for joining me. all in your own way have been through horror stories of your own. it is time. president obama talked in a moving and emotional way. it's time for action. time that america's politicians just did something. stop worrying about the gun lobby who make millions, billions out of this trade in what often leads to appalling death it is time for some moral . >>> well, i'd like to say it's a good morning, but it is a very sad morning here in newtown, pennsylvania. it's saturday, december 15th, i'm ali velshi and you are watching cnn special coverage of the connecticut school shooting live as i say from pennsylvania. it is one of the deadliest shooting rampa
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of $250,000 being top 2% or the wealthy people in america ignores the way most small businesses work in america. >> this political fight is over policy, but if you weren't paying attention, you'd swear the presidential election was still going on. while the fiscal cliff battle plays out, campaign politics marches on. >> i want to help create a better united states. >> we're less than a month removed from the 2012 election, but former south dakota governor mike rounds is already looking ahead to 2014, announcing a bid for the sfath. >> i'll be out visiting in a lot of communities around south dakota. >> and he was the second republican to do that this past week. joining congresswoman shelly moore of west virginia. while 2014 is a long way away, 2013 is just over the horizon. that's when new jersey's chris christie is up for re-election and the tough-talking republican governor's making clear he wants another term in office to help his state recover from superstorm sandy. >> i don't want to leave now. we have a job to do. that job won't be finished by next year. >> it may be the holida
, every family in america will see their income taxes automatically go up on january 1st. >> president obama is back on the stump pressing republicans to cut a deal averting the fiscal cliff. >> that's sort of like the lump of coal you get for christmas. that's a scrooge christmas. >> reporter: republicans say they want their christmas, too, and blame the president for the deadlock. >> there's a stalemate. let's not kid ourselves. i'm not trying to make this more difficult. >> reporter: things got tense after treasury secretary geithner visited capitol hill thursday to present what republicans are calling an unreasonable proposal. it includes $1.6 trillion in new taxes. in part through raising rates on the top 2% and limiting loopholes and deductions. $50 billion in stimulus next year and $400 billion in medicare and other entitlement savings to be worked out. >> i think that the proposal that was delivered here by secretary goieithner to the speaker and me yesterday is not a serious proposal. >> they want to have this extra spending that actually greater than the amount they're willin
reputation. >>> now to south america where as we've been telling you venezuela an hugo chavez made news late saturday announcing that his cancer has come back. it has returned. in his speech he repeatedly kissed a cross and broke out in song. he even name add man who would take over. could this be the end of a chavez era in venezuela. joining us now is our nadia bilchik. great to talk to you. so does this mean he's really afraid? what does this mean that now he's naming a successor? >> well, now we know he has to have very serious surgery. it's cancer in the pelvic area. he hesam been specific as to exactly where. we know there are mag lig nanlt tumors that have been removed. he says if something were to happen to incapacitate me, nicolas maduro would replace me. he's the vice president, and a friend. >> it sounds like he's saying it out loud. why cuba for the surgery? >> that's interesting. he was deciding between a hospital in brazil. he chose cuba. is it for the privacy of being there or the oncologists, but we do know that is his hospital of choice and it's not unusual for a president to
insane killer in america that schools are the safest place to inflict maximum mayhem with minimum risk. >> now, i want to show you some of the reactions to the nra's message. michael bloomberg has been critical of the president and congress for not tackling this subject earlier. so what did he say about the nra's plea? quote, a shameful evasion of the crisis facing our country. >>> connecticut congressman chris murphy represents newtown. and here's his tweet after that nra speech. quote, walking out of another funeral and was handed the nra transcript, the most revolting tone deaf statement i've ever seen. >>> and reaction from a gun shop in douglasville, georgia. >> i think where we're at as a country, i think that's a good idea to start from. i think from there, we should start to pare it down and develop that idea a little bit more. >> since we do have armed people whether in our courthouses or our police stations and whatnot. i definitely think our schools would be a great place to protect our children while they're there, as well. >> we're hearing reaction for and against the nra'
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>> yeah, solemn day today across america and, of course, in the so cnn newsroom. one of the six adults victim of the shooting in newtown, connecticut, parent told us they were in a meeting yesterday with the principal and vice principal along with mary sherlock when they heard the loud pop, pop, pop, they went to check that out in the hallway. sherlock and the principal didn't return alive. just a very solemn outcome to that. sherlock was part of a team that was really relied upon there at sandy hook elementary. she was part of the school's crisis intervention team, ali. so even in a time like this when people are turning to those for comfort, she's no longer with us. ali? >> yeah, sad story. nick valencia at the cnn center in atlanta. thanks, nick. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm ali velshi. you're watching our special coverage of the connecticut school shooting. i'm in newtown, connecticut, about a block away from the school which is roughly behind me. a block away from the scene of the horrible massacre. here's what we know right now. in about an hour, officials are expected
of your business guests will come on and say, look, we're corporate america, we want to hire, but we don't know what the tax regime's going to look like next year. that's in and of itself sort of fiscally, you know, could cause a fiscal contraction because people don't want to spend cash. and we all know the consumer is the backbone of this economy. and if the consumer doesn't have confidence what the fiscal regime is going to be, they're liable not to spend. you asked the question, what's wrong? >> go ahead, go ahead. >> i'm sorry, you asked what's wrong with washington. look, i think, you know, we're coming to the realization in washington that we have to pay for the benefits that we give to our citizens in this country at some point. and it's a difficult message politically to deliver to your constituents. so i think until we can get leadership in terms of belt tightening in terms of making priorities in terms of what we want to pay for, in terms of what's best for the economy, we're going to continue to have these sort of fiscal-cliff type episodes. another debt ceiling debate coming
. >> now we've passed a bold package of tax relief for america's families and businesses. >> it starts when then president george w. bush initiated a series of tax cuts for all americans, but it's a deal with the devil. the cuts, which are politically expedient, but costly to government expire in ten years time. >> both houses of congress have now passed a package of tax relief that will protect the middle class. >> when it came time for the cuts to expire, the u.s. is just emerging from the worst recession since the great depression. so president obama agreed to extend the tax cuts for two more years in exchange for congress extending federal emergency unemployment benefits. those cuts are expensive. if they're extended by 2020, the bush-era tax cuts will be responsible for more than half the total national debt. democrats insist that taxes go up for the wealthy but stay in place permanently for those earning less than $250,000 a year. >> we need to stop the job killing tax hikes, and we need to start cutting spending now. >> republicans refuse to play ball. they say no higher rates on the
, their patience is already thin. this is deja vu all over again. america wonders why it is in this town for some reason you can't get stuff done in an organized timetable. why everything always has to wait until last minute. well, we're now at the last minute. the american people are not going to have any patience for a politically self-inflicted wound to our economy. >> and he apparently wasn't kidding. we put out a call for our cnn ireporters to send us their messages to washington and, yes, we got a ton of responses. quite a few of you were frustrate would the lack of action in washington. this is missy with her take on the men and women in congress. >> this whole fiscal cliff mess shows how incredibly out of touch you are with the way people really live in this country. you are off in la la land and everybody is saying how you are acting like a bunch of spoiled brats who are more interested in being right than in doing the right thing and actually representing the people who elected you. >> and another one that came up came from chris he sent in an opinion with which side needs to give a bit
reignited ongoing debate about the gun laws in america. everyone is just talking about that right now. our white house correspondent briana kee brianna keilar has more. >> reporter: a promise from president obama to tackle gun violence. >> we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics. >> reporter: what exactly does he mean by meaningful action? critics of the president's record on the issue are pressing for specific proposals. new york mayor michael bloomberg said calling for meaningful action is not enough. we need immediate act action. we heard all the rhetoric before. what we have not seen is leadership. not from the white house and not from congress. gun violence has not been a priority for the obama administration. as he ran for president in 2008, he supported running a ban on assault weapons. >> keeping ak 47s out of the hands of criminals. >> reporter: once selected, he did not make good on his campaign pledge. the brady campaign to prevent gun violence gave the president across the board fs on its re
before "modern fapally". >> she was big in latin america. early on when we would go to restaurants or anywhere, and we would be in any place there were latino people, they would come up to her like they had known her. this was a breakout role. >> they resonate beyond entertainment, changing people's perception, for example, of gay marriage. does that put pressure on you as a writer? is that something you think about a lot? >> we do take pride after the fact in a changing opinions. our more conservative relatives and family members have come up to us and said, i never really looked at gay people in that way. >> you have, i think it is like over 150,000 twitter followers. you have to explain your love of twitter. >> i love writing jokes. i just -- i saw this, i saw this forum as just this perfect place of writing jokes. i came up as a joke writer and originally, if you wanted to get your jokes heard, you'd have to go to this gatekeeper the writer of leno or letterman and now a joke occurs to you and you put it out there and you get feedback. i know comedy writers who have gotten hire
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